Just Quick? Maybe Not…

Will she stay the mile?

Will she stay the mile or won’t she?

The question mark hanging over Brett Crawford’s exciting unbeaten Foxwedge filly Quick Brown Fox will only be answered after today’s Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas, but on what we have seen so far the step up from the sprints to the mile makes sense.

Brett Crawford - saddles the unbeaten Aussie

Brett Crawford – saddles the unbeaten Aussie

Even with the tampering with race conditions that have seen Derby’s and Oaks in some jurisdictions turned into all age affairs, a filly really only ever  gets one opportunity in her lifetime to win the prestigious Cape Fillies Guineas and for Ridgemont Stud’s Craig Carey, that rare dream could become reality on Saturday.

Quick Brown Fox has beaten very little but both her wins over the Kenilworth 1200m have suggested she is a filly going places.

Ridden by SA log leading jockey Greg Cheyne at both outings, she relaxed early and then turned on the jets to win going away. Little collateral excitement, but plenty to get the heads turning!

About the Cape Fillies Guineas today

Her sire, Newgate stallion Foxwedge was a top quality sprinter and the highest rated son of Fastnet Rock. He is out of the Forest Wildcat mare, Forest Native – and thus brings the Storm Cat line in. SA super sire Var is a son of Forest Wildcat.

Among the favourites for the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot, Fowedge mixed it with Australia’s elite on the racecourse, winning the Gr1 MVRC William Reid Stakes and Gr2 ATC Roman Consul Stakes. He was also narrowly denied by crack sprinter Sepoy in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes.

The sire of over 20 twenty first crop 2yo winners in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, Foxwedge has produced 1200m Gr2 Furious Stakes winner Foxplay.

Quick Brown Fox was a $340,000 Inglis Premier purchase for C Roscoe & Joey Ramsden from the Supreme Thoroughbreds draft and was the most expensive filly by her sire at that sale.

Bred on speed lines, she is the second winner for Carlton Show, an unraced half-sister by Hold That Tiger (USA) to stakes-winner Carlton Spirit.

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